PROGRAM:TEXAS

TEXAS STATE PROGRAMS

 

THE TEXAS TWO-STEP

Almost all Students on Tour Education Program tours doing The Texas Two-Step Program will include:

  • Texas State Capitol

  • Bullock Texas State History Museum

  • Driving tours

  • The Alamo

  • River cruise

  • Mission San Jose

  • The Alamo

THE TEXAS LONGHORN

Almost all Students on Tour Education Program tours doing The Texas Longhorn Program will include:

  • Texas State Capitol

  • Bullock Texas State History Museum

  • LBJ Library

  • Texas Ranch Experience

  • Mission San Jose

  • The Alamo

  • Meadows Center - glass bottom boat tour

  • Inner Space Caverns

CLIMATE

Texas's climate varies widely. Due to the huge expanse of Texas's landmass, several regions with distinctly different climates can be found: The Northern Plains, Trans-Pecos Region, Texas Hill Country, Piney Woods, and South Texas. Basically, the eastern half of Texas is humid and subtropical, the western half is semi-arid.

GEOGRAPHY


Texas is the second largest U.S. state, behind Alaska. It is almost twice as large as Germany. Three of its borders are defined by rivers - The Rio Grande with Mexico to the south, The Red River with Oklahoma and Arkansas to the north, and The Sabine River with Louisiana to the east. Texas geography is divided into the Gulf Coastal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, and Basin and Range Province. The Gulf Coastal Plains with thick piney woods, wraps around the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast section of the state. The Interior Lowlands consists of rolling to hilly forested land. The Great Plains with its prairies in central Texas runs through the Texas Panhandle to the hill country near Austin." The Basin and Range Province is West Texas. This region includes sandy hills, plateaus, desert valleys, wooded mountain slopes and desert grasslands.

ESSENTIALS

  • Standing in the center of the Capitol Rotunda and looking up at the top of the dome. It is taller than the Capitol dome in Washington, D.C.
     

  • Experiencing the special effects at the Texas Spirit Theater and seeing the moon rock at Bullock Texas State History Museum.
     

  • Remembering the Alamo as you see the place where men made the ultimate sacrifices for freedom.
     

  • Walking along the Paseo del Rio in San Antonio, enjoying the amazing river and the history, wonder, beauty, and pride that have made San Antonio what it is today.

Get Prepared

WATCH

A short video from the History Channel covering the basic facts on the Battle of the Alamo.

READ

 

Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry which grew out of a tradition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches. After a day of work, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs made up without any special preparation.  Cowboy Poetry

LISTEN

"Texas, Our Texas," is the the state song of Texas that was adopted by the state legislature in 1929 after a submission contest.

Many people think that the state song is "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

EAT

Chili (beans and meat), BBQ, Tex-Mex, Nachos - named around 1943 after original chef Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya.

DRINK

A lot of water. It can be hot and humid during your tour.  A Dr. Pepper is always a good choice!

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